Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Lachausse, Robert G.
Examines the relationship between parent attitudes toward physical activity and physical activity in adolescents. One hundred forty-two students at Beaumont High School (Riverside County, California) completed a survey measuring their physical activity level, exercise self-efficacy, and their attitudes toward exercise. One hundred seven parents completed surveys measuring only their attitudes toward exercise. Results indicate that there is not a significant relationship between parental attitudes toward exercise and adolescent physical activity. Results also indicate that parent attitude toward physical activity is positively correlated with exercise self-efficacy in adolescents. In addition, the results indicate that gender is not a significant mediator in the effect of parental attitudes toward physical activity on exercise in adolescents.
Fieldhouse, John Arthur, "Adolescent obesity: A study of the effects of parent attitudes on physical activity" (2006). Theses Digitization Project. 3001.